Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Landvetter Air View.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website swedavia.com/landvetter/
Map
GOT is located in Sweden
GOT
GOT
Location of airport in Sweden
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,300 10,823 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total 6,375,512
International passengers 4,919,944
Domestic passengers 1,455,568
Landings total 33,837
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) region in Sweden. With 6.4 million passengers in 2016 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm–Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda.

The airport is named after the town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company. Since the closure of Göteborg City Airport for commercial operations it is the city's only commercial passenger airport.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).[citation needed]

In 2013 the international terminal was extended fairly much with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminal were joined into one terminal.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m2 large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700m2. The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City.[6] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[7] There are also plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.[8]

Terminals[edit]

Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, but they have merged into one common terminal. In 2009 all baggage drop was moved to in the international terminal, since all baggage had to be screened with new regulations. In 2014 the two terminals joined into one with all baggage collected at the arrivals hall in the previous international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year.

There are eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20.[9] Gates 10–11, 18A–18H and 21C–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. Gate 21A/B is an aircraft stand without an air bridge, with a short walk to the aircraft instead. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15, which are accessed without clearing immigration, used to be limited to intra-Nordic flights but nowadays cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 21A–21D are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 19 and 20 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may (signed 19B-20B) or may not (signed 19A-20A) require clearing immigration. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

Like in other large airports, there is a VIP area, where anyone who want to pay can go through a dedicated security check, and wait in the VIP lounge and be transported by car to the airplane, avoiding mix with other, non paying passengers. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin–Tegel
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
airBaltic Riga
AIS Airlines Borlänge
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Stockholm–Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
BMI Regional Birmingham
British Airways London–Heathrow
British Airways
operated by SUN-AIR
Aarhus
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Finnair Helsinki
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines
operated by Nordica
Warsaw–Chopin[11]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
NextJet Luleå, Oulu, Sundsvall, Tromsø[12]
Nordica
operated by LOT Polish Airlines
Tallinn[13]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Rome–Fiumicino, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Nice, Pristina, Salzburg, Split,[14] Tenerife–South
Primera Air Seasonal: Almería (begins 17 May 2018),[15] Athens (begins 17 May 2018), [16] Chania, Dubrovnik,[17] Faro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lamezia Terme, Málaga, Malmö (begins 30 April 2018) [18], Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Tenerife–South
Ryanair Alicante, Kraków (begins 31 October 2017),[19] London–Stansted, Málaga, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Bergamo, Edinburgh, Malta (begins 31 March 2018) [20], Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Thessaloniki, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm–Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Geneva, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines
Zürich
Seasonal: Geneva
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Vueling Barcelona
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal: Beirut [21]
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest (begins 15 April 2018) [22], Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wroclaw (begins 30 March 2018)[23]

[24]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Stockholm–Arlanda, Jönköping, Sundsvall
ASL Airlines Belgium Oslo–Gardermoen, Liège, Turku, Tallinn
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle

Statistics[edit]

Busiest routes[edit]

Main check-in hall
In front of the passenger terminals
Logistics facilities
Busiest international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2016)[25]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
2015/2016
1  United Kingdom, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted 698,142 Increase 13.0
2  Germany, Frankfurt 350,365 Increase 6.5
3  Denmark, Copenhagen 329,450 Increase 11.5
4  Netherlands, Amsterdam 321,815 Increase 8.1
5  Germany, Berlin 265,061 Increase 14.3
6  Finland, Helsinki 208,772 Increase 1.6
7  Germany, Munich 199,672 Increase 7.4
8  Belgium, Brussels 179,832 Increase 10.5
9  Turkey, Istanbul 159,942 Decrease 13.3
10  Spain, Gran Canaria 148,561 Increase 12.3
11  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 140,849 Increase 31.2
12  France, Paris–Charles de Gaulle 126,002 Decrease 19.4
13  Spain, Alicante 114,761 Increase 15.4
14  Spain, Málaga 106,099 Increase 11.2
15  Greece, Chania 88,958 Increase 5.9
Busiest domestic routes from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2016)[26]
Rank Airport Passengers Change
2015/16
1 Stockholm län vapen.svg Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma 1,325,166 Decrease1.3%
2 Västerbotten län vapen.svg Umeå 41,106 Increase1011.0%
3 Norrbotten län vapen.svg Luleå 37,826 Increase16.1%
4 Gotland vapen.svg Visby 33,567 Increase3.6%
5 Skåne län vapen.svg Malmö 13,844 Decrease3.1%

Access[edit]

Bus[edit]

Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus (Bus 830) takes passengers to Borås central station in 35–40 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 50m.

Road[edit]

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30____36426.aspx Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser (Swedish) Archived 6 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ____2637.aspx Did you know that... – LFV
  5. ^ ____2634.aspx History – LFV
  6. ^ "Swedavia bygger 7 500 kvm stor terminalanläggning med DHL som... - Swedavia". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Klart för utbyggnad av Landvetters terminal
  8. ^ The Gothenburg-Borås Project
  9. ^ After the Security Control
  10. ^ Weddings
  11. ^ Swedavia (29 March 2017). "Ny direktlinje till Warszawa från Göteborg Landvetter". Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Nextjet öppnar inrikes långlinje med jettrafik Note that the source probably says that Nextjet rents an aircraft from Voyageur but operates it themself, but it's not really clear
  13. ^ https://www.swedavia.se/landvetter/nyheter/flyg-direkt-till-tallinn-fran-landvetter-med-nordica/
  14. ^ "Norwegian startar ny direktlinje till Split från Göteborg Landvetter". Swedavia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274167/primera-air-nordic-adds-gothenburg-almeria-route-in-s18/
  16. ^ primeraair.com
  17. ^ https://primeraair.com/plan-trip/summer-destinations/
  18. ^ https://primeraair.com/
  19. ^ http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/swedavia/pressreleases/ny-flyglinje-till-krakow-fraan-goeteborg-landvetter-1780389
  20. ^ http://corporate.ryanair.com/nyheder/ryanair-launches-new-gothenburg-route-to-malta/?market=se
  21. ^ https://www.swedavia.se/landvetter/nyheter/beirut-ar-ny-direktdestination-fran-landvetter/
  22. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BV6w--qj8Q_/?taken-by=wizzaircom
  23. ^ wizzair.com
  24. ^ swedavia.com - Timetable retrieved 24 February 2017
  25. ^ [1]
  26. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Göteborg Landvetter Airport at Wikimedia Commons